News and views from Montgomery County Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg
Monday, February 8, 2010
Update on Montgomery County Services and Activities for Monday, February 8; Montgomery County Government Closed Except for Essential Personnel
Montgomery County officials have announced the following information for Monday, February 8:
Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has increased from 600 to more than 800 the number of pieces of equipment that are clearing roads in the County. DOT officials report that all primary roads in the County (divided highways such as Montrose Road or Norbeck Road) have been plowed. DOT expects to complete plowing of all secondary roads (neighborhood main roads) this evening and begin neighborhood plowing or snow removal operations tomorrow morning. DOT will make one pass on every neighborhood road before returning to do further plowing or snow removal. Reaching every neighborhood road generally takes more than one day.
Montgomery County’s Ride On bus service will operate under an S Service Plan on Monday. Residents should expect delays, especially in the morning, and they are advised to check Ride On’s website for detours and other information about the S Service Plan at www.rideonbus.com. Passengers are urged to exercise extreme caution when walking to and from bus stops.
Libraries, Recreation Centers and Liquor Stores
Libraries, recreation and community centers and liquor stores will not be open on Monday.
Community Use of Facilities
All activities in schools or County buildings will be cancelled on Monday.
Solid Waste Transfer Station and Trash and Recycling Pick-Up
The County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station will be open on Monday. County-provided trash and recycling collections will be cancelled Monday.
Parking in Public Garages and Lots
Parking enforcement in public garages and lots will continue to be suspended on Monday. Residents are urged to take advantage of this free, off-street parking so snow plows can work unhindered.
Drivers and Pedestrians
Snow piles of 10 to 12 feet have been left behind in intersections from snow plowing operations and present signifcant visibility challenges to both motorists and pedestrians. Drive and walk with the utmost care. Pedestrians may be walking in roads because of blocked sidewalks, so drivers should expect the unexpected, drive very slowly and keep an adequate stopping distance between vehicles.
Montgomery County Government is closed on Monday, except for essential personnel.